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Scenes from Canada's decisive soccer victory over South Africa

The Canadian women's soccer team survived a scare from 61-ranked South Africa for a 3-0 win in the second game of their preliminary round competition

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Canada women's national soccer team pose for a group photo before their women's Group F football match against South Africa at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the City of Coventry Stadium July 28, 2012. From top row L-R: Melissa Tancredi, Carmelina Moscato, Robyn Gayle , goalkeeper Karina Leblanc, Sophie Schmidt, Lauren Sesselmann. From bottom row L-R: Christine Sinclair , Diana Matheson, Sophie Bradley, Rhian Wilkinson, Desiree Scott.

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Canada's Kaylyn Kyle, left, battles for the ball against South Africa's Andisiwe Mgcoyi, right, during the group F women's soccer match between South Africa and Canada at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, in Coventry, England, Saturday, July 28.

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Canada goalkeeper Karina Leblanc (1) makes a save during their women's Group F football match against South Africa at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the City of Coventry Stadium July 28.

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Canada's Christine Sinclair celebrates after scoring a goal against South Africa during their women's Group F football match at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the City of Coventry Stadium July 28.

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Canada's Christine Sinclair (C) scores a goal past South Africa goalkeeper Thokozile Mndaweni (R) and Amanda Sister during their women's Group F football match at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the City of Coventry Stadium July 28.

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Canada's Desiree Scott (C) dribbles the ball in between South Africa's Andisiwe Mgcoyi (L) and Jane Refiloe during their women's Group F football match at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the City of Coventry Stadium July 28.

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Canada's Christine Sinclair (C) smiles as she celebrates with her team mates Diana Matheson and Robyn Gayle (R) after scoring a goal against South Africa during their women's Group F football match at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the City of Coventry Stadium July 28.

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South Africa goalkeeper Thokozile Mndaweni (R) makes a save during the team's women's Group F football match against Canada at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the City of Coventry Stadium July 28.

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Canada's Melissa Tancredi (top) heads the ball next to South Africa's Amanda Sister during their women's Group F football match at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the City of Coventry Stadium July 28.

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Canada goalkeeper Karina Leblanc (L) watches as her team mates Carmelina Moscato (2nd L) and Sophie Bradley (R) fight for the ball with South Africa's Mpumi Nyandeni during their women's Group F football match at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the City of Coventry Stadium July 28.

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South Africa's Portia Modise (L) fights for the ball with Canada's Rhian Wilkinson during their women's Group F football match at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the City of Coventry Stadium July 28.

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